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The guitar has been a staple in the jazz continuum since the 1930s, although its role is at times up for debate. Is it a lead instrument or an accompaniment? Is it acoustic with a soft touch or amplified with endless numbers of effects and sonic qualities? The answer as with all matters jazz, is the context of the moment. In this hour, we will explore a few instances of jazz guitar and go on a sonic ride across a wide sound tapestry.
|Pat Metheny||New Chautauqua||New Chautauqua|
|Kenny Rankin||Haven't We Met?||Because of You|
|Toots Thielemans||Soul Station||Man Bites Harmonica|
|John Scofield||Chap Dance||Past Present|
|Julian Lage||Earth Science||Modern Lore|
|Grant Green & Sonny Clark||The Song Is You||The Complete Quartets with Sonny Clark|
|Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel & Herb Ellis||Opus One||Great Guitars At Charlie's Georgetown|
|Laurindo Almeida & Charlie Byrd||The Moon Was Yellow||Tango|
|Herb Ellis||One Note Samba||Softly but with that Feeling|
& the Montgomery-Johnson Quintet
|Fascinating Rhythm||Live at the Turf Club|
|Stanley Clarke, Bireli Lagrène
& Jean-Luc Ponty
|Bit of Burd||D-Stringz|